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February 12th, 2015

Sky Chiefs basketball | Former Woonsocket boys' basketball coach returns to old stomping grounds Friday night

February 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE – It will be a homecoming for Kyle Ivey-Jones on Friday night as the former Woonsocket High boys’ basketball coach brings his Providence Sky Chiefs to Saravia Gymnasium for key ABA matchup against the Baltimore Hawks. Game time is 7 o’clock.

Ivey-Jones coached the Villa Novans for eight seasons before moving to take a coaching position with the Sky Chiefs last fall. His best season on the bench was the 2007-08 campaign when Woonsocket advanced to the Division I title game before falling to Bishop Hendricken in overtime.

ATV proposal to be revisited

February 12, 2015

BLACKSTONE – The Planning Board will reintroduce a proposal to Town Meeting voters this spring that sets guidelines for all-terrain vehicle use, but this time the amended warrant article will have clearer language the board hopes will satisfy voters on both sides of the ATV issue.
Planning Board Chairman Paul Marvelle said the ATV article was shot down at the annual town meeting last year because many voters felt the intent of the article was to restrict ATV use.

Providence College basketball | McGair: Health should always come first for Ed Cooley

February 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The most valuable lesson in the aftermath of Ed Cooley’s health scare is that sometimes less is more.

All too often, we take our health for granted and then something unforeseen happens that challenges it. In the blink of an eye, we go from feeling bulletproof and invulnerable to a fragile place that also doubles as a wakeup call. We all want to live a quality life. It’s just ironic that our health seems to take on a greater sense of urgency only after we brush up against a scary situation.

February 11th

Little League Baseball | Belisle: ‘Disappointing' that Chicago team punished for cheating

February 11, 2015


CUMBERLAND – It’s not that Dave Belisle has any regrets over Cumberland American Little League losing to a team that on Wednesday was stripped of the national title.
 

Uxbridge police officer injured in crash

February 11, 2015

UXBRIDGE – An Uxbridge police officer Tuesday was injured in a crash police say was caused by a drunk driver on Douglas Street.
Officer Kevin Sullivan was on routine patrol just before 11 p.m. at the intersection of Douglas Street and Route 146 when his cruiser was cut off by another driver, causing the cruiser to crash into the car.
The crash left the cruiser disabled, but the driver of the car that cut Sullivan off, Roger Fournier, 34, of Woonsocket, fled the scene. He was apprehended a short distance away by Uxbridge Police Sgt. David Bergeron, who determined that Fournier was impaired.

February 10th

High School Sports | Interscholastic league schedules are swirling as snow keeps falling

February 10, 2015


In response to the seemingly never-ending heavy amounts of snowfall, Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials huddled up with high school basketball coaches last week and opted to extend the regular season by two days. 
 
Good thinking, as Monday’s snowstorm brought with it a slew of postponed games and more headaches as far as rescheduling.
 

Heavy snow brings roof-collapse worries

February 10, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – This winter’s record-setting stretch of snow is not only weighing on the patience of snow-weary Northern Rhode Islanders, it’s weighing down roofs where heavy loads of snow and ice have many fearing snow-related building collapses.
“I’ve been in the roofing business for 20 years and the only other winter I can remember being this bad was the one we had four years ago,” says Shaun Reilly, president of Above All Roofing on Eddie Dowling Highway, a roofing and home improvement company that also provides local roof snow removal.

College Basketball Weekend Round Up

February 10, 2015

Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78

The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.

(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
Oklahoma State (16-7) 67

February 9th

Snow taking toll on removal fleet

February 9, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Is Mother Nature and all her fury winning the war against the Division of Public Works?

It sure looks like she dropped a bomb on an old city pickup truck in the midst of a snow-clearing detail in Oak Grove on Sunday.

Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt said the truck spontaneously burst into flames after it became overheated and flammable fluids leaked onto the manifold. The driver, who was not identified, escaped without injury.

February 8th

A fire chief fit to be King

February 8, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A gathering of more than 200 revelers attending the 21st annual Mardi Gras celebration, benefiting the Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts, learned the identity of King Jace Saturday night in what turned out to be a pretty hot surprise for the Cajun-flavored evening.

Woonsocket Fire Chief Paul Shatraw was the person under the King’s heavy black beard, black wig, Mardi Gras crown and several layers of robes, and was revealed to the crowd by Mardi Gras Queen Tracey Parenteau during the evening’s festivities.

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